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Jason is an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute, has been selected FAA western regional CFI of the year, and is a contributor to Flying Magazine.

Ground School App

Our new Flight Training app for the iPad contains the knowledge you need to fly. Experience is the difference.

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Ground School is a complete flight training system built from experience.

Ground School is a brand-new flight training app that will help you acquire the knowledge you need to be a better and safer pilot. With qualified instruction from one of the most respected CFIs on the flight line, you’ll be confident, ready and prepared for your FAA written exam and your next checkride.

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An elegant interface

It's easy to keep track of progress and currency with an intuitive modern design and interface.

Study your mistakes

After you complete a test attempt you will see which questions you answered incorrectly and now have the ability to see the answer explanation along with a source reference.

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Knowledge Recall™

Knowledge Recall is a form of spaced repetition

Through our Knowledge Recall feature the app will measure your knowledge decay over time and prompt you to take a short quiz as your currency lapses.

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Pilot Perspective™

All Skills videos are filmed from the design eye height of the airplane.

Our custom made filming setup uses 4 cameras mounted at the design eye height of the airplane. In an age where so many training videos show cameras mounted on the tail and other strange exterior shots, we show pilots exactly where to look to learn the sight pictures they need to succeed. We call this Pilot Perspective™. Your instructor will be impressed.

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Pilot Proficiency Dashboard

The Pilot Proficiency dashboard is designed to distill all your interactions with the app into a single screen showing your strong and weak areas.

Your proficiency is measured across three metrics: Knowledge, Skill, and Risk. These are the same measurements the FAA uses during checkrides to measure pilot proficiency. Ground School aims to assess your checkride readiness across all three metrics.

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Reference Library

Cross-reference lesson content and question answer explanations to included source FAA reference texts to deepen your knowledge.

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Five star rating

Be the PIC of your training

Jason and his team have done an excellent job putting together a top-notch program, and it just keeps getting better! The flight training industry suffers from too many flight instructors that are just focused on building flight time to move on to something else. With this app, you can direct your own training with Jason's expert guidance to achieve success even when your own flight instructor is mediocre. It's like having Jason in the right seat :-)

FlywithJim.com, App Store Review, Oct 14, 2021

Five star rating

Best Modern Ground School Available

Jason’s approach to teaching is so much more than just obtaining your private pilot certificate, he goes above and beyond to bring an added level of safety to general aviation and presents the information in an easy to understand manner. I can hands down say I would rate Jason as good as Rob Reider from the old Sporty’s Learn to Fly videos but with a more modern style! I’ve learned new things from Jason that a half a dozen previous instructors didn’t impart on me. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed!

DragonJCC, App Store Review, Jan 1, 2021

Five star rating

Best Ground School

Prior to finding this app, I went through the full Sporty’s online ground school as well as the full King’s ground school program. This is my favorite due to the app design and interface & learning style (short videos, excerpts from FAA documentation, photos, diagrams, quizzes with good explanations, learning objectives, and follow up).

The app is constantly being updated and improved, and although I passed my knowledge test six months ago (thanks to this app), I’ve been using the app to stay fresh and continue studying. There’s a proficiency section that motivates me to study certain areas, and I use the resource section to make sure that I’m reviewing all FAA documentation.

I like to use the app prior to going out to fly as my personal CFI session, for keeping technique and professionalism sharp.

I’ve recommended this app to friends going through PPL and they love it as well. Thank you Jason and team for making such a great app!

snowsummer420, App Store Review, 10/17/2021

Five star rating

Best study tool out there

I’m about 75% through my PPL and just passed my written exam with a 90% all using The Finer Points Ground School app. And now with a check ride on the horizon getting to use the skills portion of the app to see exactly what I need to accomplish to pass it is so helpful. And the team over there is constantly working to add new features and new content so every month it gets better.

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Meet Jason

Jason Miller is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading certified flight instructors and the host of The Finer Points Aviation Podcast.

Jason’s unique blend of expertise, passion for teaching, and performance background make this program informative and engaging—like no other podcast out there. With The Finer Points, Jason will keep you informed on the latest innovations in aviation technology and serve up flying tips and tricks he’s honed during his 20 years flying.

Jason is the inventor of the Lindbergh Reference, a unique practice for improving your flying skills.

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“I am particularly struck with Jason's professional dedication to conveying pertinent and meaningful information to his listeners.”

Captain Barry Schiff

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Peyton, Colorado

“A short run through the NTSB accident database is like a primer for your teachings. I hope you keep it up for years to come.”

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Hobart, Tasmania

Adventure Training Trips

Each summer since 2011 we’ve been running adventure training trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This has grown into an Island Adventure in the Pacific Northwest coming into its 3rd year and our maiden voyage of a Canyon Adventure in the Northern Sonora Desert. These trips are designed as all inclusive trips that teach contingency planning and survival as part of the core curriculum. They are open to pilots from all over the world. It’s been incredibly rewarding pairing clients with some of the expert instructors we’ve met here over the last 20 years. If you’d like to join us on one of our Adventure Training Trips please visit this page for more details.

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